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Title: Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Proposed Finding of No Significant Impact : Picayune Strand Restoration Project Southwest Protection Feature, Additional Conveyance Features, and Partial Plugging of the Faka Union Canal, Collier County, Florida
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Restoration ecology
Picayune Strand Restoration Project (Collier County, Fla.)
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The purpose of this Supplemental Environmental Assessment is to update National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation of construction associated with the Picayune Strand Restoration Project in Collier County, Florida for: (1) the Southwest Protection Feature (levee), (2) additional conveyance features to assist in moving water south of Tamiami Trail (US-41), and (3) partial plugging of the Faka Union Canal. Phased implementation and an adaptive management approach of the PSRP has resulted in a series of updates to NEPA documentation associated with this project. The primary objective of the PSRP is to restore hydrological and ecological function to the Picayune Strand State Forest (former Southern Golden Gate Estates) and to adjacent public conservation lands while increasing ecological and hydrological connectivity. This Supplemental EA will address design modifications of these flood risk management features, the SWPF and additional conveyance features, which are components of the PSRP and are considered refinements of the original design described in the 2004 PSRP Final Integrated Project Implementation Report and Environmental Impact Statement; as updated by the 2013 Final PSRP Integrated Limited Reevaluation Report and EA. Additionally, this Supplemental EA will address a change in sequence for the plugging of the Faka Union Canal described in the 2004 PIR/EIS and 2013 LRR. As stated in the 2013 LRR, the updated plan included the plugging of the Faka Union Canal after the completion of the SWPF. In order to increase project benefits, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to partially plug the Faka Union Canal prior to the completion of the SWPF. The following subsections detail the purpose and need of the Proposed Action for the SWPF, additional conveyance features, and partial plugging of the Faka Union Canal.
Description: Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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